WWE released Nash Carter from his contract when he and Wes Lee were NXT Tag Team Champions. The allegations from Carter’s ex, Kimber Lee, had nothing to do with his firing, but a photo of him with a Hitler mustache is what did him in.
While Carter has since remained silent on the matter, he finally sent out a statement regarding the issue. Carter, in his statement, mentioned how there are no excuses for his actions, and he discussed his time away from social media.
No words can truly describe how ashamed and apologetic I am for my conduct in the photograph. There is no excuse for such behavior and I take full responsibility for my actions and ask for forgiveness. This picture was taken in 2015, a time where I was uneducated on the topic and therefore didn’t understand the magnitude of how hurtful it was. In 2020 someone was trying to extort me by threatening to post it on social media. I sent it to my wife to discuss the situation. Apparently, she kept it and then decided in retaliation for the filing of the divorce to post it to social media. Regardless how the photograph came to light, there is still no excuse for my actions.
Over the past month I have taken time to reflect on my conduct to which I express my utmost remorse and regret. I have spent time off social media to refresh and re-educate myself about of the horrors of the Holocaust. I truly do hope that this situation will teach and bring awareness to the horrific tragedy that took place so that something like this will never happen again. I can assure you that this is not who I am or what I represent as a human being, and I feel it is never too late to educate and better yourself.
If you are ever in the Orlando/Maitland area, take some time to visit the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida where you can learn about the history and depth of what took place. It was an incredibly eye-opening, and impactful experience that teaches the importance of this history.
Nash Carter was very candid with this version of the story. He has received a flood of support from fans who did not think his release was justified. We will have to see how this statement is received.
Shortly after his WWE release, MSK would go on to vacate the NXT Tag Team Championships. Now Nash is starting a new phase in his career, and Wes Lee looks as if he is getting a new partner in WWE’s developmental brand.
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